The median contractor rate for a Wintel Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wintel Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 130 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Wintel Engineer 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £375 £275 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -10.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £330 £323
% change year-on-year +1.89% +2.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.31% +3.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Wintel Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Wintel Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Wintel Engineer in the West Midlands

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the West Midlands

Wintel Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wintel Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wintel Engineer in the West Midlands

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Wintel Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Wintel Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Escalation Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management

Wintel Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Escalation Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas